complimentary close

noun

Definition of complimentary close

  1. :  the words (such as sincerely yours) that conventionally come immediately before the signature of a letter and express the sender's regard for the receiver —called also complimentary closing

1919

First Known Use of complimentary close

1919


COMPLIMENTARY CLOSE Defined for English Language Learners

complimentary close

noun

Definition of complimentary close for English Language Learners

  • : the words (such as sincerely yours ) that come before the signature of a letter


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